Kathleen Collins

Kathleen Collins, MD, Ph.D.

Internal Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology
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Research Interests:
pathogen/trafficking/drug development/virus/immunology
Trainings and Identities:
Mentor/Admissions Cmte Member, NIH PREP; Speaker, NIH Bridging the Gap; PI/Mentor, NIH diversity supplements; Member, ASCI DEI Committee; Advisor, MSTP SMART and INSPIRE; Advisor, MSTP DEI Cmte

The Collins laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying HIV persistence, immune evasion and chronic immune activation. HIV causes a lethal syndrome (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) characterized by CD4+ T cell depletion and resultant immunodeficiency. HIV has caused a worldwide epidemic that has killed millions of people and continues to infect about 40,000 people each year in this country. The long-term goal of our research program is to provide improved treatments for people with HIV/AIDS.